Taking a perfectly timed photograph of a jumping person is not trivial. You both count, 3…2..1…jump!
Wait, I should have jumped on “1″ or jumped on “Jump!”. Let’s try again. And again. and again… Would it be nice if we could do it perfect every time?
Imagine the photobooth opportunities it can open for events and weddings – an unattended booth that takes jump shots (no pun intended)
Instructables member Andrew Maxwell-Parish (A.K.A ElectricSlim) used two open source programs Processing (a programming language for visual creatives) and OpenCV (computer vision and learning) to create an automatic photobooth that takes pictures when you jump. It actually does better – it takes them at the peak of the jump and does not even require a fancy camera.
Here is a funny little movie that shows what this booth is capable of (please… speakers on full volume) [Read more...]